Cosmetic tooth fillings are used to replace parts of a tooth that have been decayed. They are designed to blend into your teeth, leaving them unnoticeable when you talk or smile. Cosmetic fillings are necessary when a patient’s tooth structure is weakened or destroyed, usually due to decay. The area of decay is removed and filled up with composite plastic resin, hence the name “filling”. This process protects the tooth from further decay, maintains its original structure, and leaves your smile looking flawless.
What Are The Advantages of Cosmetic Tooth Fillings?
Cosmetic tooth fillings have many advantages. The biggest one is that they are basically unnoticeable. The filling won’t look any different than your other teeth when you smile. Fillings are also bonded to the surrounding tooth very tightly. This means they can be used for large and small cavities alike. They are highly durable, and designed to last. Because of their plastic resin composition, they eliminate the potential for mental-sensitivity in patients.
What Will the Filling Procedure Look Like?
First of all your dentist will evaluate your teeth, locating any cavities that need to be fixed. These will be treated, and the tooth will be prepared to bond with the new filling. The material of composite plastic resin is highly moldable, like play-dough. Your dentist will layer the resin into the cavity, and harden each layer with a high intensity light. The entire procedure can be completed in a single appointment, but results are long-lasting.
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